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Cleanup bringing in unwanted items

Published 9:42am Thursday, October 10, 2013

By mid morning the eight rolloff containers at the South Ironton Industrial Park were crammed with sofas, mattresses, tires, even fake evergreen roping.

That was all a part of the four-day cleanup sponsored by Ironton Municipal Judge O. Clark Collins’ community service program and the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District that started on Wednesday.

“We are doing a heck of a job between J.D. McDaniel (with the community service program) and our crew, prisoners from the jail,” Dan Palmer, coordinator of the solid waste district, said.

On Wednesday, 15 volunteers worked from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“We started in the upper end,” Palmer said. “We are doing it in sections. It is a bigger project than what you think. At one alley alone we picked up six sofas and mattresses, TVs, tires, furniture and laminated flooring. We are seeing a lot of stuff that has been here for an extended period time.”

The cleanup continues through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with rolloffs available for the public to dispose of unwanted items.

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